Tom Johnson, MBA, CPA, is a passionate thought leader that thrives on transforming and enhancing patient care through the innovative use of technology. He is an avid, early adopter of new technology that can bring about big changes in the business of healthcare. Tom is currently the CIO for Penn Highlands Healthcare, a 4 Hospital Health System in Pennsylvania, and is responsible for all technology used at the medical center. He is very interested in the Electronic Medical Records (EMR) Systems and all the components that integrate with them to deliver quality patient care. He has worked tirelessly to research, select, and implement a fully integrated EMR, closed loop medication management system, and all the integration points to achieve meaningful use Stage I and 2 compliance as well as HIMSS 6 certification. Tom has a strong technical background, and has developed a broad clinical/operational knowledge base of healthcare operations.
We recently interviewed Tom to learn more about his background and experience, read on to learn more about him and his experience in healthcare information technology.
Tom, what do you see as some of the key trends that are shaping the Healthcare regulatory and competitive landscape?
Population Health Management seems to be one of the biggest drivers that I see really changing how we think about the business of treating patients.
What advice would you give your past self?
I would say to “myself” to focus on the big picture trends and not get hung up on the details.